Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Seven Great Options to Find the Right Equipment For Your Home Gym

Posted by Sofia at 01:23

When looking for the best equipment to buy for a home gym, you must consider several things. One of those is the space you are willing to provide for your home gym area. Another is your goal in why you want to have a gym at your home. Is your goal toning your body? Is it endurance building? Is it more of for muscle building? Is it for flexibility? If you are not quite sure yet, make sure you determine that before choosing the equipment for you.

If you are looking for cardio intensive equipment, treadmills, stationary bicycles, and recumbent bikes are ideal. If you are looking for strength equipment or equipment that would focus on toning and muscle building, dumbbells and bench press are some equipment As for space constraint, If you cannot allot a dedicated space for your equipment in your home, it will be better to look for a version of your desired fitness equipment which has the capability to be folded or dismantled easily for storage.

  • A good example for equipment for home use which can be easily stored are weights or dumbbells. There are weights that can be filled with water. These forms of weights are easy to store since you can opt to remove the water before you store it. Weights are very easy to use and easy to store.
  • Workout mats are another important equipment to consider. It is easy to store and can be used for a large variety of exercises and stretching. After doing some stretching exercises, you may use the workout mats or a yoga mats for crunches or sit-ups, push-ups, and other floor exercises.
  • Another good choice is a jumping rope. It is portable, easy to use, and enjoyable by all ages. There is more than 1 way of using a jump rope as a form of exercise.
  • Next good option is a foldable upright static bicycle. An upright bicycle is not cardiovascular intensive. It is ideal to use different equipment for cardio purposes before using the upright static cycles.
  • If you can allot a little space for working out at home, a sturdy chin up bar is a good option. This equipment when used properly can be used to enhance or build upper body strength.
  • For those who can set a dedicated space for your equipment, the most ideal thing to invest on is treadmills. A treadmill allows you to have a walk or run on your desired speed at any time of the year. When looking for the perfect treadmill for your house, some of the things you have to keep in check are its size, its features, and your budget.
  • Another good equipment is a recumbent bike. Unlike stationary bikes, a recumbent cycle provides you with more support for your lower back. Recumbent cycles also minimize stress given to your knees compared to those of stationary upright cycles. It is a cardiovascular form of exercise which focuses on your gluteus muscles, quadriceps, and hamstrings.


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